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Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais Bonnets’ (Pincushion Flower)

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Scabiosa atropurpurea ‘Beaujolais Bonnets’ (Pincushion Flower) is an annual or short-lived, bushy perennial with richly colored pincushion-like flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), from late spring to fall. Borne atop long, wiry stems, each flower features pale burgundy, ruffled outer petals surrounding a dark burgundy domed center, adorned with contrasting white stamens. The nectar rich blossoms are loved by butterflies, hummingbirds and pollinating insects. A very attractive Pincushion Flower for garden borders that will also provide you with some wonderful cut flowers.

  • Grows up to 18-24 in. tall (45-60 cm) and 9-12 in. wide (22-30 cm). May self-seed in satisfactory growing conditions.
  • Thrives in full sun in moderately fertile, medium moisture, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils. This plant has a tendency to flop when grown in overly rich soils. Protect from winter wet. Intolerant of high heat and humidity. Drought tolerant.
  • Vital ingredient of beds and borders, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, city gardens, prairies or containers. Excellent cut flowers!
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds but is ignored by deer.
  • Propagate by seed sown in gentle heat in early spring
  • Deadheading will extend the bloom season. Cut down in fall.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 11
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Scabiosa
Common names Pincushion Flower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spacing 9" (23cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 11
Heat Zones 3 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Caprifoliaceae
Genus Scabiosa
Common names Pincushion Flower
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 9" - 1'
(23cm - 30cm)
Spacing 9" (23cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low, Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden
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